Integrated Environmental Monitoring Program

Cell Biosciences Pty Ltd
Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Integrated Environmental Monitoring Program

Cell Biosciences, a leading distributor of Food Safety Solutions in Australia, is pleased to offer the Charm Sciences range of Environmental Monitoring Products.

USA based Charm Sciences, is the global leader in manufacturing rapid diagnostic tests to detect residues, toxins, microbial, and sanitation risks in a range of industries. Charm’s test methods are easy to perform, delivering unmatched quality and commitment to customer satisfaction.

Reduce Risk

Integrated Environmental Monitoring Program’s play a significant role in reducing the risk of food product spoilage and food poisoning outbreaks.

The recently launched eBacMap Data Mapping & Trending software allows for actionable insights by integrating collected food safety data into one solution.

Environmental Monitoring Program – Best Practice

Effective cleaning is crucial to ensuring food safety as it helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria, viruses, and contaminants that can pose serious health risks. In a food preparation environment, surfaces, utensils, and equipment come into direct contact with raw ingredients, making them potential breeding grounds for pathogens. Regular and thorough cleaning helps eliminate these microorganisms, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illnesses. Additionally, maintaining a hygienic environment fosters a culture of food safety, instilling confidence in consumers and ensuring that the food industry adheres to stringent hygiene standards. Ultimately, a commitment to cleanliness is a fundamental aspect of responsible food handling, promoting the well-being of both consumers and the reputation of food establishments.

The use of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing in food safety programs is instrumental in ensuring the effectiveness of sanitation practices and overall cleanliness of food preparation environments. ATP testing provides a rapid and quantitative assessment of the presence of organic residues, including food particles and microorganisms, on surfaces and equipment. By measuring the amount of ATP present, food safety professionals can gauge the cleanliness of critical areas, identify potential hygiene risks, and promptly address sanitation issues. Real-time nature of ATP testing allows for immediate feedback, enabling quick corrective actions to prevent cross-contamination and mitigate the risk of foodborne illnesses. Integrating ATP testing into a comprehensive food safety program not only enhances the precision of sanitation monitoring but also aids in compliance with regulatory standards, demonstrating a commitment to maintaining high hygiene standards in the food industry.

However, the challenge when implementing ATP systems is understanding the different technologies available. Not all ATP instruments are the same. The Charm system utilises a photomultiplier tube (PMT), whereas other systems utilise a photodiode to detect light produced by the ATP reaction.

Photodiode and PMT.

The distinction between the two lies in their mechanisms of light detection and amplification. PMTs amplify the electrical signal, whereas photodiodes do not. In ATP detection, where sensitivity is crucial, photomultiplier tubes excel due to their ability to detect low levels of light. The amplified signal enhances the instrument's overall sensitivity, making PMTs particularly advantageous in applications where detecting faint bioluminescence, as produced in ATP assays, is essential. Contrastingly, photodiodes may be suitable for less demanding applications where the emphasis is on simplicity and cost-effectiveness rather than extreme sensitivity and signal amplification.

Turn Environmental Monitoring Data into Actionable Insights

eBacMap Data Mapping & Trending software is the future of environmental monitoring. Staying ahead of potential issues is crucial in today’s highly regulated manufacturing environments.

This cloud-based trending and tracking software tool is revolutionising how you monitor and manage your facility by combining pathogen, microbial indicator, allergen control, and ATP cleaning data all on one map.

Dynamic Hot Spots helps visualize your facility by easily organising test results showing the physical location and frequency of contamination. This allows the identification of patterns in positive test results to enhance preventative control.

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